Save and Recall Registers

Save and Recall Registers

Last updated: January 18, 2010


The test set provides up to ten save/recall registers. Each register is identified by a number (1-10).

This section details the following:

Recalling Saved Registers

Press the Register recall hardkey.

Use the knob to scroll to a register that is labeled Full and press the knob.

When a register is recalled, the test set will clear all active measurements and display the Call Setup Screen. Registers can only be recalled in the format they were saved in. For example, in a fast switching application, a register that is saved in a specific format must also be recalled in that same format. If a register is attempted to be recalled in a format other than the one it was saved in, the following error will occur:

If the test set has had hardware options installed since the last time a registers were saved, delete the registers and re-save them. Failure to perform this step could result in a non-recoverable firmware "assert" when performing a register recall.


Deleting Saved Registers

Pressing the DELETE hardkey will display a menu indicating which registers have been saved (they are labeled "Full").

Use the knob to scroll to a register and press the knob. Select Yes to confirm the selection.

Settings that are Saved

All functions and parameters that have an associated static state or settable value will be saved. For example:

  • Cell parameters (System ID, Network ID, etc.)
  • Call control parameters (System Type, Operating Mode, etc.)
  • Measurement setup parameters (Trigger Arm state, Measurement Timeout, etc.)
  • Call Parms (Cell Power, Cell Band, etc.)

Settings that are not Saved

Functions that trigger immediate actions, such as originating a call or calibrating a measurement are not saved.

Settings saved in non-volatile memory (settings that are unchanged when power is cycled or the test set is preset) are not saved. For example:

  • LAN IP Address
  • Date/Time
  • RF IN/OUT Amplitude Offset
  • All other settings on the Instrument Setup menu on the System Config screen.
  • Measurement results
  • Call status
  • Active measurements

Read-only call processing results such as Mobile Station Information tables are not saved.

Saving Current Settings to a Register

To save the current state of the test set, press the SAVE hardkey.

A menu will be displayed that shows the status of all five registers. If the register status is "Full", the register has had instrument settings saved to it. If the register status is "Empty", it does not currently contain any instrument settings.

Use the knob to scroll to a register and press the knob. If the selected register is currently Full, select Yes in the Overwrite Save Reg? window and it will be overwritten.

When a test set application is upgraded using the 8960 File Utility Program, the new revision of the application will not automatically retain save/recall registers from the old revision. Prior to the application upgrade, it is recommended that you record the critical settings (such as call setup information) from registers that you will want to re-save after the test application upgrade.


Setting register names

When the Save hardkey is pressed, you can also set a name for each register to easily identify your saved configuration.To set a name for a specific register, press the Save hardkey. The Save Registers menu is displayed for you to operate on each register. Highlight the register you want to allocate a name, press the Set Register Name softkey on the left, a middle menu is displayed for you to edit the register name.

  • Done: the assignment of the register name is done, select this option will get the middle menu to be closed.
  • Clear: delete the name associated with the register.
  • Backspace: delete the last letter of the name.
  • A to Z, Space and 0 to 9: the register name can be comprised of any of these characters, until the maximum length of 20 characters is reached.

You can set the register name with a maximum length of 20 characters.

Once you have assigned a name to the register, the name will be in parentheses after the register number.

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